Tools of the Trade: Mastering Each Method

By Dave Thompson, CFI When it comes to home improvement or fixing a car we all are well aware that multiple tools are needed to get the job done efficiently and effectively.  Using the wrong tool may delay the process or result in even further damage.  This same rule applies to interviewing methods, an important … Read more

The Zellman Group’s NLEOMF Sports Auction at NRF

Don’t forget to visit The Zellman Group’s annual sports memorabilia auction at this year’s NRF PROTECT! All proceeds go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This year they are auctioning off signed Kevin Durant authentic Golden State Warriors jersey, signed John Elway authentic helmet, signed Mike Tyson boxing glove, and many more. Come … Read more

Maximizing Mentorship

By Michael Reddington, CFI Heavy lies the crown.  Success brings many rewards and many responsibilities.  One of the greatest responsibilities your success bestows upon you is passing everything you’ve learned on to others who are eager to develop their careers.  The very best leaders don’t see the next generation as a threat, withhold information and … Read more

Top 10 Reasons for Becoming an IAI Member

By David Zulawski, CFI, CFE As the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) enters its 5th successful year, I find myself reflecting upon the many questions I have been asked about the IAI, and the value it brings. Said differently, over the years several interview and interrogation professionals had asked me what value an IAI membership … Read more

What’s Trust Got to do with It

By Tammy Clark, CFI, CFE Trust is an important aspect at all levels of an investigation.  Your supervisors and business partners must trust that you will conduct your investigation in-line with your organization’s policies and procedures.  Similarly, the victims or complainants must trust you are taking their report seriously and will investigate it accordingly.  Just … Read more

Managing Your Emotions During an Interview

By Chris Norris, CFI Emotions can run the full gamut for both parties involved in an investigative interview.  Both the interviewer and the subject may feel the push and pull of a wide range of emotions.  From happiness to sadness, fear and surprise, disgust, anger and even contempt, the interview process can produce the ebbs … Read more

Search for the Truth: 4 Phases of Interrogation

Obtaining the truth during interrogations is crucial to solving cases and charging suspects, but the process is dynamic and ever-changing. To succeed in the interrogation process, interrogators must learn their craft, understand the process of obtaining the truth, and prepare for success. What should I consider before beginning the interrogation? Interrogators must make several determinations … Read more